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This Week's Radio Show: 853 Thyroid Controversies


Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: Thyroid dysfunction is extremely common, and the symptoms make a person miserable. They...

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Glucosamine & Chondroitin vs Arthritis


Q. I have had rather severe arthritis for just over a year and have made considerable progress in recent months.  I have added MSM, prednisone (3 mg cut back to 2), and Certo in a glass of grape juice...along with...

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Will Nail Polish Cure Chigger Bites?


Q. When I told my dermatologist that you could cover your chigger bites with clear nail polish to get rid of them he laughed at me and said that was an old wives tale that was nonsensical. I remember this...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/12/will-nail-polish-cure-chigger-bites/

Jay Leno Headlines Molasses for Asses!


Every once in awhile a visitor sends in a home remedy that catches national attention. This week Jay Leno featured "Molasses for Asses" in his headline segment. To find our 15 seconds of fame scan ahead to about 10 minutes...

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Vitamin B Derivative Eases Painful Feet


Q. I have suffered from sharp pains in my feet diagnosed as peripheral neuropathy. I heard on your radio show that a supplement called benfotiamine might help. I tried it and feeling has returned and the pain is gone. Thanks!...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/10/vitamin-b-derivative-eases-painful-feet/


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Dental X-Rays Linked to Brain Tumors


Certain dental X-rays may increase the risk for a type of brain tumor called a meningioma. Although these growths are not usually cancerous, they can cause serious symptoms including headaches, vision or hearing loss, memory difficulties or seizures. The study...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/12/dental-x-rays-linked-to-brain-tumors/

 

Birth Control Pills and Blood Clots

The FDA has updated its warnings to women taking certain birth control pills. Medicines such as Yaz (generics Gianvi and Loryna), Yasmin (generics Ocella, Syeda, and Zarah), Beyaz, and Safyra contain drospirenone, a synthetic progesterone. Although they are effective for...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/12/birth-control-pills-and-blood-clots-1/

 

Depo-Provera Boosts Risk of Breast Cancer


A contraceptive medication has unwelcome hazards. Depo-Provera is injected every three months to provide long-lasting protection from pregnancy. The ingredient, medroxyprogesterone, is the same synthetic form of progesterone found in the hormone replacement therapy PremPro. Epidemiologists found that women using...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/12/depo-provera-boosts-risk-of-breast-cancer/

 

Moderate Exercise Speeds Conception


Women who want to conceive might lace up their walking shoes. A new study of 3,500 Danish women who were trying to become pregnant found that those who got moderate exercise such as gardening or walking conceived more quickly than...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/12/moderate-exercise-speeds-conception/

 

Do Berries Prevent Parkinson's?


Researchers at Harvard have been following 80,000 female nurses and almost 50,000 male health professionals for decades. Every few years the participants fill out detailed questionnaires about their diets and their health status. In the most recent analysis, investigators report...

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Keeping Blood Sugar Super-Low Not Always Best


Doctors may have to rethink their recommendations for diabetes control in heart failure patients. Normally, people with diabetes are urged to keep their blood sugar as close to the normal range as possible. This is evaluated with a blood test...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/04/12/keeping-blood-sugar-super-low-not-always-best/

 


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